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Project by MichaelAgate posted 06-22-2012 01:21 AM 3528 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second project post. Should be posted on Matthews LJ as well since he did just as much as I. Anyhoodle, 3 sheets 5/8 Ply, 1 Sheet Masonite, 1 value pack hinges, 95% pocket hole construction. Cheap, functional.
Not pleased with the corbels, a little on the large side but meh, they will do, adds a little extra length to the top.

A great project for the shop and once again, just so cheap.



-- Michael and Matthew

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 03:06 AM

Very nice. ...and on a good budget too!

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 03:37 AM

- great price
- nice.use of corbels as a design element
- love the use of masonite for the panels
- Hinges look great!

- since you said the corbels looked big, now I think so too
- ‘anyhoodle’???


Great project, Michael! Congrats, the cabinet looks great!

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 03:57 AM

If it works it is worth it. Great job

-- Norman

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 11:52 AM

Looks like they can store a lot. Is that going to end up being the miter station?

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#5 posted 06-22-2012 11:57 AM

Thanks Dave

Thanks Smitty – Yeah, i’m going to play with them this evening to see what I can do.

Thanks NormG

The Head Chuck – Yes, going to be the miter station – Will be building the arm extensions after work today.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#6 posted 06-22-2012 12:42 PM

Dynamite cabinets at super investment. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 06-22-2012 01:44 PM

Great shop project. I would love these but I have ZERO floor space left. That goes for wall space too. Good job.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 01:55 PM

Wow ! Very nice great work…..shinju

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#9 posted 06-22-2012 02:18 PM

very nice, but under $70? 5/8 ply is over $20/sheet here in NJ!

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#10 posted 06-22-2012 02:21 PM

JohnEinNJ – Its $20 a sheet here as well. 3 sheets $60, the hinges were $10, the Masonite free from a local cabinet shop dumpster, got 8 free sheets. Masonite is around $10 a sheet so these would cost you approx $80 to build. I didn’t include the glue and screws as I had these on hand.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#11 posted 06-22-2012 03:33 PM

Oh my aching corbels !!
Nice cabinet system to compliment your sense of humor : )

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#12 posted 06-22-2012 08:56 PM

Very nice…corbels and all !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 06-22-2012 10:37 PM

What kind of TS is that? Looks just like my Ridgid 3650, but different colors.

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#14 posted 06-23-2012 02:33 AM

Thanks Bill
Thanks Dusty56
Thanks kdc68 :)

Luke – This is the same saw as your Ridgid. This one is from Busy Bee Tools here in Canada. This is under the Craftex name. Identical saw, different paint. Made in the same factory in Tiwan :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#15 posted 06-24-2012 09:52 PM

Inspiration is always welcome. Thanks! Great work and great design. Every detail counts, even the corbels, which are a great way to expand a work surface.



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